Small-Town First Selectmen Want Websi...

Small-Town First Selectmen Want Website Law Repealed

There are 25 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Feb 3, 2009, titled Small-Town First Selectmen Want Website Law Repealed. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

Elected officials representing some of the small towns that shut down their websites in October rather than risk non-compliance with a new state law requiring them to post meeting minutes and agendas online ...

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Since: Jul 08

Portland

#21 Feb 19, 2009
CzaReekie wrote:
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Lazy or possibly deceptive?
you can claim that but minutes are still available at town hall so i dont know why they would be any more or less forthcoming than the current meeting minutes are
CzaReekie

Salem, OR

#22 Feb 19, 2009
Chris1982 wrote:
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you can claim that but minutes are still available at town hall so i dont know why they would be any more or less forthcoming than the current meeting minutes are
read the minutes and compare to a tape of the meeting - there are a number of instances where they don't match.

jmo - portland officials would rather not have people know too much.

“Traditions in moderation.”

Since: Dec 07

Location hidden

#23 Feb 19, 2009
None of you people are considering accountability.

Do you really want volunteers putting up the public record? Seems like it's too easy for some extremist nutter to get the volunteer position and then push his biased viewpoint.

The government organizations should be responsible for updating the data and volunteers can be used to fact check.
Ben Franklin II

Missoula, MT

#24 Feb 24, 2009
"Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter."
Thomas Jefferson
Kinda sums it up in a broader context
Ben Franklin II

Missoula, MT

#25 Feb 24, 2009
"Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter."
Thomas Jefferson

Kinda sums it up in a broader context

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